Monday, December 22, 2014

What's that you say? "Fox Affiliate Edits Protest Chant to Sound Like ‘Kill a Cop’"? I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you.

Photo via screen grab

No I'm not.
Three times over the last 24 hours, Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF has played a misleadingly edited clip from last week’s National “Justice for All” March in Washington, D.C. to make it sound like protesters were calling on people to “kill a cop.”
“At this rally in Washington, D.C. participants chanted, ‘We won’t stop, we can’t stop, so kill a cop,’” WBFF’s Melinda Roeder said during a Sunday night report about the murder of two police officers in New York City, before playing a truncated version of a protest video from C-SPAN. “The anti-police sentiment reached a turning point this weekend in New York when two officers were gunned down in cold blood.”
 Watch the edited version.

Just as I suspected.
As you can see from the video played on-screen, the source of the clip was a YouTube video posted last week with the title, “Sharpton’s ‘Go Kill A Cop’ march in Wash DC.” But when you watch past the point where WBFF cut off, you can hear the full chant had a different message:
We won’t stop.
We can’t stop.
‘Til killer cops.
Are in cell blocks.
Faux News, Distorting What You Decide, With All Spin All the Time, UNfair and UNbalanced.

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